Radio Ratings: Alan Jones Proves He Was Worth The $8 Million Re-Sign

Radio Ratings: Alan Jones Proves He Was Worth The $8 Million Re-Sign

The day you’ve all been waiting for is finally here: GfK radio ratings survey 3 results are in.

2GB’s Alan Jones has proved he was worth re-signing for two years after dominating the Sydney market with 17.6 per cent breakfast share, with ARN’s Kyle & Jackie O trailing behind on 11.8 per cent. Over in Melbourne, Macquarie Media also took out the top overall spot, with smoothfm enjoying its time in the sun in second place.

B&T has created a detailed rundown for each of the metro markets, so you don’t have to. Check out where the radio industry currently stands below.


Unsurprisingly, Macquarie Media’s 2GB remained in top spot overall with 14.8 per cent, while smoothfm took out second spot (up 0.5 per cent to 10.0 per cent) and KIIS 1065 finished third with 9.3 per cent.

Interestingly, there were no significant losses across the breakfast slot, with ABC Sydney taking the biggest hit at -1.4 per cent to 8.9, Triple J down -1.0 per cent to 3.4 and smoothfm and Radio Classic both down -0.5 per cent to 7.5 and 2.1 per cent respectively.

Drive spots had a bit more movement, with ABC Sydney down -1.6 to 8.8 per cent, and smoothfm and 2Day FM both down -1.3 per cent to 9.0 and 5.8 per cent respectively.


First: 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show (up 1.2 per cent to 17.6 per cent)

Second: KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O (up 0.4 per cent to 11.8 per cent)

Third: ABC Sydney’s Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck (down -1.4 per cent to 8.9 per cent)


First: 2GB’s Ben Fordham – Sydney Live (up 0.8 per cent to 11.0 per cent)

Second: Novas’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 1.5 per cent to 9.9 per cent)

Third: KIIS’ Will and Woody (up 0.8 per cent to 9.5 per cent)


It was no surprise either that Macquarie’s 3AW finished in first place overall, with 15. 1 per cent, slightly down (-0.1 per cent). smoothfm remained as second top dog, despite a market share drop of -0.7 per cent to 10.3 per cent, with Gold104.3 staying firm in third place despite a loss of -0.2 per cent market share to 9.9 per cent.

There wasn’t too much movement in Melbourne’s brekkie ratings, with the biggest change coming from ABC Melbourne gaining 1.1 per cent to 9.7 per cent and Triple M down -0.8 per cent to 7.3 per cent.

In drive, the most notable movements came from Fox FM losing -0.9 market share to 9.7 per cent, and 3AW down -0.6 to 12.1 per cent.


First: 3AW’s Ross and John (down 0.4 per cent to 19.1 per cent)

Second: ABC Melbourne’s Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah (up 1.1 per cent to 9.7 per cent)

Third: smoothfm’s Mike Perso & Jennifer Hansen (down -0.6 per cent to 8.9 per cent) and Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Byron (up 0.2 per cent to 8.9 per cent)


First: 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot (down -0.6 per cent to 12.1 per cent)

Second: Gold’s Gavin Miller (up 0.4 per cent to 10.6 per cent)

Third: smoothfm’s More Music Drive with Byron Webb (up 0.2 per cent 9.8 per cent)


In Brisbane, Nova 106.9 was once again the biggest winner overall taking 11.5 per cent of the share, down (-0.9 per cent) from last month. 

Hit 105 took out the second spot with a total of 10.9 per cent (down 0.9).

The third place winner was 97.3FM with a total of 10.8 per  cent share, down 0.1 per cent from the last survey.

The biggest movement this survey by far was 104.5 Triple M who lost a tremendous 1.9 per cent of their overall audience share.


First: Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie (down -1.1 per cent to 11.3 per cent)

Second: Hit 105’s Stav, Abby & Matt (down -1.0 per cent to 11.0 per cent)

Third: 104.5 Triple M’s The Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin & Nick Cody (down -1.1 per cent to 10.6 per cent)


First: Nova 106.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty and Fitzy & Wippa (down -0.4 per cent to 16.0 per cent)

Second: Hit 105’s Hughesy & Kate (down -1.3 per cent to 12.9 per cent)

Third: 104.5 Triple M’s Kennedy Molloy (down -1.0 to 11.3)


ARN’s Mix 102.3 once again snatched the top spot for Adelaide with a 12.2 per cent share. However, they were also the biggest mover, losing 1.7 per cent of their market share.

ABC Adelaide moved into the next best spot with 10.9 per cent (up 0.7 per cent), and FIVEaa moved into the top three with 10.5 per cent audience share (up a respectable 1.5 per cent). 


First: ABC Adelaide’s Breakfast with Ally Clarke (up 0.8 per cent to 15.5 per cent)

Second: FIVEaa’s David Penberthy and Will Goodings (up 1.4 per cent to 12.5 per cent)

Third: Mix 102.3’s Jodie & Soda (down -1.3 per cent to 12.2 per cent)


First: Nova 91.9’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 0.4 per cent to 13.5 per cent)

Second: Mix 102.3’s Will & Woody (down -1.1 per cent to 11.6 per cent)

Third: Hit 107’s Hughesy & Kate (up 0.5 per cent to 11.4 per cent) 


In Perth, Mix 94.5 once again dominated with 14.3 per cent of the overall audience share, however, they were down 1.1 per cent from last month.

Nova 93.7 came in second with 12.6 per cent share, up 0.5 per cent. 6JJJ took the third spot with 9.8 per cent audience share, down 0.8 per cent from last month. 

ABC Perth saw the biggest movement, gaining 1.3 per cent of its audience share (up to 7.9 per cent overall).


First: Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (down -0.5 per cent to 13.1 per cent)

Second: Mix 94.5’s The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba (down a whopping -1.9 per cent to 12.9 per cent)

Third: ABC’s Breakfast with Nadia Mitsopoulos and Russell Woolf (up 2.1 per cent to 11.1 per cent)


First: Nova 93.7’s Kate, Tim & Marty (up 1.0 per cent to 14.3 per cent)

Second: Mix 94.5’s Kennedy Molloy (down -1.3 per cent to 13.9 per cent)

Third: 6JJJ’s Drive with Veronica Milsom and Lewis Habba (down -0.3 per cent to 10.9 per cent)

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